Linus Baker is case worker with the Department in Charge of Magical Youth. His reliable adherence to policy makes him the perfect person for Extremely Upper Management to send to investigate the Marsyas Island Orphanage. The six children housed there, under the care of Arthur Parnassus, could be dangerous. Mr. Baker is expected to make detailed reports on his findings. But he finds there much more than he ever knew to hope for.
The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune was truly delightful, a feel-good story with enough fantastical weirdness to avoid predictability. In the eAudio version (available through Libby) narrator Daniel Henning does a phenomenal job making each character unique, though the title is also available as a book and eBook.
Recommended for teens and adults.